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EU against retail chain law, says MP

A SENIOR parliamentarian has warned that a draft law on retail chains, which would require stores to carry 70 per cent Slovak products, could prompt the EU to reopen a deal reached on business competition in entry talks with Slovakia.

František Šebej, the head of the parliamentary European integration committee, has said Brussels regards the bill as against free market principles, and warns that it could retard Slovakia's entry bid.

Slovakia hopes to join the Union in 2004 in a wave including as many as 10 countries, and is now regarded as a front-runner for entry.

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EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár